In case you missed it the corporate speak thread has, as per usual and basically on schedule, turned into a sales bashing love fest. As an aforementioned sales weasel I take umbrage at the lies and negativity thrown on our illustrious profession. Sooooo....lets use this thread to talk bad about management, production and engineering/R&D. Ill start....of course after working my ass for minutes...maybe hours I have a customer who is begging for a product to solve a problem they have. Now R&D cant finalize the thing to the required specs, even though they are modifying an existing product just slightly. Or how about the time you finally, again working for tens or even hundreds of minutes on this with the customer, get them to buy some of your crap over company B's crap. The only problem is they it quick. No worries mate. We got this. We are a lean six sigma experts. Agile. Customer focused, solution finding machine. So you promise them product in a few days and then production, they should be called 'amateur-duction', says they need 2 weeks. Why you rain on my parade? It dont matter that we dont currently make this and raw materials have a week plus lead time. Effing solutionize this bitch and ship some product. I did my job you do yours. Sheesh....sometimes they forget how hard we work. Am I right guys. Cmon all you sales pro's... @Dave K , @rob linders where my sales back up at??